I’ve never been a big fan of roast turkey. Growing up time, the turkeys at home were dry, overcooked, and pretty tasteless.
We were scheduled to pick up The Cat’s mother from the airport today, which we did. I had in mind since Thanksgiving is not The Cat’s holiday, and the mother probably needing some Chinese comfort food, to go somewhere for “jook” (Chinese rice porridge) for her, and roast duck for me (and that would be my Thanksgiving fowl).
Well, she got her jook.
Minced Pork and Thousand Year Egg Jook
But the duck at the restaurant look too bony (skinny duck). I took a pass.
Contemplating plan B, turkey came to mind. Why? Dunno, maybe it’s being surrounded be the Thanksgiving paraphernalia at Willie’s planted some subliminal messages in my brain. NSA are you fooling around with turkeys too? Hee hee.
After some pondering and discussion, we ended up at Zippy’s, a local style diner chain. The Cat was not amused.
I got my complete turkey dinner.
Portuguese Bean Soup
Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Corn, Gravy All Over
The Cat settled on won tun mein.
Won Tun Mein
Which she was pleasantly surprised was actually decent. Noodles, won tun, greens, and slices of char siu (the real red stuff).
As for my turkey dinner, it exceeded expectations. The turkey was moist and tender and everything else was well prepared. Nothing fancy or gourmet, just simple food. One sock off.
The Cat had to admit Zippy’s makes acceptable homestyle food. She still wouldn’t recommend the fancier selections though.
Sometimes, the day doesn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.
I have an early morning shift at Willies tomorrow so zzzzzzzzz time. I will get to your comments as soon as I can.
Enjoy. Eat well.
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